Nate Schenkel, of Dryden, takes the ball to the basket during a NCTL clash with Kingston last Friday. Dryden won the showdown.


DRYDEN — Dryden obtained a 64-51 win against visiting Kingston in a North Central Thumb League varsity boys’ basketball showdown last Friday night.

With the result, Dryden raises their mark to 6-1 and 4-0. Kingston slips to 5-2 and 2-2.

In Friday’s showdown, Dryden charged out to a 15-9 advantage after one quarter was done.

Quarter two saw Kingston counter with a 12-10 edge, closing the gap to 25-21 at the half.

When the action resumed, Dryden struck with an 18-15 third quarter edge. That left them up 43-36 with 24 minutes elapsed.

Dryden then outscored Kingston 21-15 from that point on, assuring themselves of a 64-51 win at night’s end.

Jack Kaplan paced Dryden that evening. Kaplan finished with 25 points.

Dryden had four other players connect. Their ranks consisted of Nate Schenkel (14 points), Josh Schornak (12), Merrick Maris (10) and Jacob Burgess (three).

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.